Hoor de stilte in Klooster Ter Apel. Museum, Galerie, Concertpodium, Vergader- en Congrescentrum, Huwelijkslocatie.



This is an invitation to visit Ter Apel Monastery. A unique historic building serving a suitable cultural purpose, beautifully situated in a leafy enclave.

Museum for Monastery and Church History & Religious Art, Gallery I & II for Contemporary Art, Concert Stage, Meeting and Congress Centre, Wedding Location.


Ter Apel Monastery, built in 1465, is a former monastery in the village of Ter Apel in the northeastern Dutch province of Groningen. It is located on a forested ridge of sand along the ancient trade route from Münster i/W (in Germany) to the city of Groningen. For passing travellers and pilgrims the monastery was a place of hospitality and dedication.


Even though accents have shifted, Ter Apel Monastery has been a meeting place even to this day. It is a meeting place for art and culture enthusiasts because of the old and new architecture, and the permanent and changing exhibitions.

It is a meeting place for fans of old and new (church) music, the acoustics of the monastery church are unsurpassed. It is for nature lovers because its wooded rural location offers plenty of walks. And also for anyone who just needs a moment of peace and reflection.

Ter Apel Monastery is available as a venue for weddings. For individuals, businesses, and institutions there are various possibilities to organise a stylish reception, lunch, dinner, meeting or congress.

Hours and fees

Opening hours

  • Monday
    (July and August: 11:00 - 17:00)
  • Tuesday to Saturday
    11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday and holidays
    13:00 - 17:00
  • Carnival Saturday, King's Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Entrance fees

Adults: € 9,00
Teenagers/students: € 5,00
Children 4 to 12: € 4,00
Children 0 to 3: free

Family rate: € 20,00 (2 adults and up to 2 children
under 18 years)

Group visits
For information please contact Anastasia vanderWerff-Podgórski, hospitality&facility manager, tel. +31 599 581370.

Information for wheelchair users

The museum is partially accessible for wheelchair users. An elevator and an accessible toilet are available. Some rooms have stairs and thresholds as part of the original historical layout of the Monastery. These are unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users. Regrettably, electric wheelchairs and scooters are not suitable for entering the Monastery at all.


Dogs are not allowed inside the museum. An exception, of course, applies to service dogs.

Address and directions

Museum Ter Apel Monastery
Boslaan 3-5
NL-9561 LH Ter Apel

Tel. +31 599 581370

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